Lindork’s Lists #88 – Fry Bread, Sustainability BINGO, Spooky Activities And More!
Newsletter for Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2021
Things to Do This Week
There’s a few Halloween activities you can do this weekend, like: Alt After Dark: Fright Night Market, West Edmonton Mall’s Galaxyland Fright Night or World Waterpark Halloween event, Hallo-Yoga with Second Chance Animal Rescue Society kittens (a fundraiser). You can also check out the TELUS World of Science’s Spooktacular events and if you haven’t yet—check out Fort Edmonton Park’s DARK.
Mike and I are going to stay in and have Halloween Hot Pot. You can check out my blog post How to Hot Pot at Home if you want to too (just add some spooky things lol).
Take part in Let’s Dandiya (Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Ave)
The University of Alberta’s Diverse Ethnic Society of Individuals Students’ Association (UDESI) is hosting an event on the evening of Sat, Oct. 30 called Let’s Dandiya—an outdoor evening full of dance and music. A ticket includes your entry, kulfi (a dessert), and live entertainment / performances. You can also purchase additional food.
Watch ‘Little Women’ the musical at Maclab Centre (4308 50 St. Leduc / online)
Edmonton’s Opera Nuova presents ‘Little Women’ the musical this Oct. 29-31. “With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.” You can get tickets for the in-person show or watch the livestream.
Learn how to make a rag rug (ACUA, 9534 87 St.)
Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts is putting on a ‘Rag Rug’ Workshop on Oct 30. Learn how to turn your old t-shirts and fabric scraps into a rug! Bring with you any old sheets, pillowcases and anything cotton thats easy to tear into strips (no knit material). Choose a colour scheme, or make a multicoloured rug.
Check out ROYGBIV at Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)
I recently visited the ROYGBIV exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta and loved it! The exhibit explores how colour can alter mood, change behaviour, or simply transform space. Really fun photos, and there’s a cool, tactile room that I think kids will love too if you want a family date. It’s here til Jan 2, 2022. Check out current exhibits.
Food to Try This Week
Many restaurants have now implemented Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program (show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to dine-in). Please be prepared to show ID / proof of vaccination when dining in (and check which restaurants are in the program or which are just doing take-out before you decide where to go). Please safely support local!
Try the Cinnamon Fry Bread at The Hallway Cafe (1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)
My friend Sharon and I grabbed some food to go from The Hallway Cafe at City Hall this week, and had a picnic out at Churchill Square (weather is getting chillier but we were seated RIGHT in the sun so it felt like summer still!) The Hallway Cafe is a great concept restaurant because all food is cooked by e4c youth. I like the basil bird pizza and their cinnamon fry bread was great too! Check my old 2018 blog about it.
Eat dumplings and Tom Yum Soup from Boualouang (10569 97 St.)
I recently visited Boualouang Laos & Thai restaurant in Chinatown and really enjoyed my tom yum soup and dumplings and Mike loved his meat salad (lol I forgot to check the name of what he ordered so I can’t tell you much more than that). Support Chinatown businesses!
Try Vietnamese sandwiches at BMZ in Sherwood Park (140 Athabascan Ave)
Thanks to Erin for suggesting you check out BMZ Banh Mi Zon Vietnamese Sandwiches in Sherwood Park. “5 star Customer Service, Food and Price,” Erin says. From the BMZ website: “At Banh mi Zon, our fresh take on Vietnamese is to make it quick and healthy. Everything is prepared fresh, fast and to order. We have a thorough understanding of dietary restrictions: vegetarians, vegans, celiacs and people with allergies can dine at BMZ with the confidence that their meal will be prepared according to their needs. We are grateful you would choose BMZ and want to share our food, culture, and hospitality with you.”
Dig into all-day breakfast at the Commodore downtown (10712 Jasper Ave.)
Thanks to Patti for recommending you dig into all-day breakfast at the Commodore Restaurant in downtown Edmonton! I didn’t realize this old fashioned diner has been serving Edmontonians since 1942, featured by Food Network as one of the ’12 best greasy spoons in Canada’ and named ‘one of the 50 things that define Edmonton’ by the Edmonton Journal.
Plan to pick up an Italian Centre Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
Mark your calendars: The Italian Centre’s first-ever Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar is on sale Thursday, Nov. 4 at all of their locations. I’ve been gifted a calendar to help preview it before it goes on sale (will post some teaser content soon!) You can only pick-up in store (100 boxes per store). They cost $49.98 and include 24 mini versions of the Italian Centre’s favourite things. Plan your pick-up!
Instagrammable Wall of the Week
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Small Business Spotlight
Okay this is a non-profit, not a small business, but:
Did you know Edmonton has a Tool Library?
The Edmonton Tool Library is like a book library, but for hand power tools, ensuring affordable access to tools and providing a space to share skills and knowledge while reducing our impact on the environment. They asked if I could highlight what they do, and the contest they’re running from now until Nov. 16, the Edmonton Tool Library is running a BINGO activity to celebrate DIY, repair, and sustainability. Mark off at least five activities in the BINGO card and share on social media for a chance to win prizes from Earth’s General Store and Kind Ice Cream. Learn more.
Watch Episode 6 of Lindork Does Life
Every Tuesday I’ll be releasing a new video where I do—something! Ha. I’ll only be posting these videos on YouTube. So please subscribe, and tune in each week as I try new things you might want to try, show you places you might want to visit, and eat food you might want to eat.
This Sunday: Q&A with Lauren Hunter
Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 (Halloween) is local radio host and SONiC 102.9 afternoon announcer Lauren Hunter. (Well-timed as Lauren is well-known for her creative Halloween costumes!)
Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:
“There are some big ‘successes’ I’ve had at SONiC, but there’s some little ones that are meaningful too. I’ve talked about mental health on air and online before, or death of loved ones—and some of the messages that people send to you after you open up about that kind of stuff are so wonderful. Just to connect with others on a deep level about the shared human experience—and to hear from people that THEY feel a little less alone because they know that you’re going through that too—is very meaningful to me.” – Lauren Hunter
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